DENAFRIPS Products Available Now!
by SHENZHEN AUDIO on Mar 24, 2021
SHENZHENAUDIO is now an authorized seller for DENAFRIPS brand and its collection is available now on our store products for you to take it home, including their high performance products like Terminator-plus R2R decoder and HESTIA Class A True Balanced Pre-amp. As always, any purchase you make on our store comes with 30-Day Lowest Price Guarantee, 30-Day No Reason Return, additionally, Denafrips provides a 36-month warranty on all of its products. Get started on your worry-free shopping with us!
Denafrips, a company founded in 2013 and based in China, already has a stellar reputation. As a part of growing trend of Chi-Fi, it specializes in designing and manufacturing almost all kind of audiophile gears. Denafrips doesn’t just assemble their digital audio converters in-house, but they also manufacture most of their own parts, including their own massive toroidal power transformers. The company became known for its flagshipTerminator DAC which got high review scores and was hailed by HiFi reviewers as anywhere. There is also a middle level offering from Denafrips, the PONTUS II ALTERA Chip DAC. It has won the Next Best Thing Studio Award with its outstanding performance that outclasses many of the DACs.
The most common reviews about their ladder DACs you might hear should be analogue. It is for the reason that they use a different type DAC technology: Resistor-to-Resistor (R2R). It is more costly and labor intensive to produce compared with consumer level converters, which use delta-sigma chips manufactured by companies such as AKM or ESS. We have compiled some video reviews of DENAFRIPS products from across the web for your reference.
1. From A British Audiophile channel's review of the Denafrips Ares II DAC, first published on Dec 12, 2020:
2. The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel posted a video reviews of Terminator-Plus R-2R ladder DAC, originally posted on Dec 11,2020:
It also has the relaxed yet not dull character and the natural voice reproduction. But it is even more transparent over the entire audio band. I deliberately don’t use theword ‘resolution’ for that points to a technical achievement. Transparency is about perception. In the same way frequency and pitch differ. Frequency is the physical phenomenon, pitch is our perception of that frequency.
This really is a very convincing DAC: the build quality is fantastic, as is the large collection of inputs, the clock-outs, the balanced and single ended outputs and the simple operation. And then the sound quality.
3. The Next Best Thing Studio posted a review of Pontus on Aug 14, 2020:
With its smoothness and its its ability to be more warm and luscious, the Pontus strikes a very good balance between the detail and the nuances that can pick up and the softness that the analog provides. The smoothness of the Pontus is very close and in fact I prefer the Pontus.